Wednesday, February 15, 2012

DRDO's Successful Test of Interceptor Missile

Advanced Air Defence Missile

Interceptor capability is required for the defence of land from the attack of incoming missiles, especially ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missiles), which otherwise will create so much destruction in the land.

According to the reports, DRDO's Air Defence Missile (AAD-05) successfully hit the ballistic missile (modified Prithvi missile mimicking the ballistic missile) and destroyed it at a height of 15kms near Wheelers Island. During the flight on-board computer guided the missile and on-board radio frequency seeker identified the target system. Test was success as the missile hit the target.

Still we have to remember about the controversies related to the success rate of PATRIOT system during the Operation Desert Storm (First Gulf War), even thought it showed better success rates during Operation Iraqi Freedom (Second Gulf War). In many cases the speed of ICBM are too much for a tactical ABM (Anti Ballistic Missiles)'s. What we have to look forward is to achieve the capabilities of Russian A-135 systems or US Ground Based Mid-Course Defence (GMD).

This is certainly a good step in the way to achieve and deploy full Air Defence System for our cities. DRDO's achievement made us the fifth country in the world to have these capabilities.


Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia - Picture is for the first test of AAD on 6th Dec 2007


  1. مشكووور والله يعطيك العافيه

    good thenksss

  2. Good going DRDO but anyway we must remember the biggest room in this world is the room for improvement. We are proud to have successfully test fired Agni-5 and now along with the missile programme ,we need to focus on the missile shields too, especially for our metros.